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Gordon Taylor  -


I have lived in the Brooklyn neighborhood in which Brooklyn Prep was located since 1969. One of my interests is researching the history of my neighborhood and of Brooklyn and New York City on the whole.

I thought that the attached link might be of interest to you and to your fellow alumni. It contains a picture of the former Kings County Penitentiary which stood on the same grounds as Brooklyn Prep from 1848 to 1905, or so. I once spoke with a Brooklyn Prep alumnus who told me that it was always rumored that a prison had preceded Brooklyn Prep on the Brooklyn Prep grounds, but apparently it was regarded as just a rumor. Well, for anyone who is interested, here is some proof.


        Gordon Taylor (a friend of Brooklyn Prep)

David Madeo  -

Re: Joseph Madeo BP mid '30s (possibly 1935)

My great uncle, Joseph Madeo, probably graduated around 1935 from Brooklyn Prep. He passed away in 1943 in Italy.  I'm looking for any information you may have on him including when he actually graduated, or possibly anyone who may remember him.  His nickname was "Chub."  I realize he and his classmates would be 86 today, but I thought it was worth asking.

   Thank you,

        David Madeo

Frank R. Di Bugnara

Dear BPAA,

I would be interested in a list/locating members of the Class of 1960 who had attended Blessed Sacrament School, Jackson Heights. You have a great web site.  Having passed the entrance test at your school before my relocation, I, too, am a (small) part of your history.


        Frank R. Di Bugnara
        Scottsdale, Arizona
        Blessed Sacrament School, 1956
        Cantwell High School, Montebello, California, 1960

Denis Achacoso  -

I would be interested in a list/locating members of the Class of 1966 >who had attended St. Catherine of Genoa or St. Vincent Ferrer's.


        Denis Achacoso, Regis `66